Vicky Willis remembers what her husband can’t.
She remembers the first time they met and how it felt like love at first sight.
She remembers the life they built together and the birth of their two daughters.
She remembers the day her world fell apart when her husband was diagnosed with dementia.
That’s a memory she would like to forget.
A 46-year-old captain in the Canadian Armed Forces (reserves), Vicky’s husband Jeff was in the prime of his life when his coworkers started noticing strange behaviour at work. Cpt. Willis started to miss meetings and forgot how to use a computer.
One year later, he was diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia; a degenerative disease that shrinks an area of the brain that affects personality, behaviour and language.